noun \ˈtōd\

: a small animal that looks like a frog but has dry skin and lives on land

: an unpleasant person

Full Definition of TOAD

:  any of numerous anuran amphibians (especially family Bufonidae) that are distinguished from the related frogs by being more terrestrial in habit though returning to water to lay their eggs, by having a build that is squatter and shorter with weaker and shorter hind limbs, and by having skin that is rough, dry, and warty rather than smooth and moist
:  a contemptible person or thing

Examples of TOAD

  1. He's such a mean little toad.
  2. <that miserable toad is lucky to have even a single friend>

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Origin of TOAD

Middle English tode, from Old English tāde, tādige
First Known Use: before 12th century

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TOAD Defined for Kids


noun \ˈtōd\

Definition of TOAD for Kids

:  a tailless leaping animal that is an amphibian and differs from the related frog by having rough dry skin and by living mostly on land
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